The Galleries

The galleries are now open to the public! 

As a public community gallery for the 1000 Islands region located in downtown Brockville, our mission is to enhance visual literacy and provide vivid cultural experiences through engaging historical artistic traditions and innovative modern visual arts exhibits.

Current Exhibits

Fiction and Non-fiction Reading Room Galleries

November 2021 through January 2022


Tribute to Brockville Essential Workers and Bursts of Colourful Brockville

Mary-Louise Scappaticci is a passionate Artist and Teacher at TISS. She is presently teaching High School Visual Arts, Photography, Media Arts and Aboriginal Expressions through the Arts working on community projects with her students and exhibiting her own work in Brockville and Toronto.
Featured in this exhibit will be the first half of a a Tribute to Brockville essential workers. 50 faces of some of our many local front line hero’s helping battle Covid for 2 years, as well as Bursts of colourful Brockville in acrylic.

Brockville Strong Community Puzzles

The Principle of Ubuntu

Following the Ubuntu principle of “I am because we are”, our community puzzles tell the story of how we are stronger together and how we all belong.

In the spring of 2021, we distributed blank puzzle pieces to community members and invited them to decorate their puzzle piece in any way they were inspired, to express who they are, or to show what community means to them. These beautiful colourful puzzles show our community’s creativity, strength, resilience and connectedness.

The Brockville Strong Community Puzzles can be viewed in person at the Library.


Permanent Art Collection

The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library holds a number of works of art on exhibit by historical and contemporary Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, as well as Brockville Arts School artists R.H. Lindsay, Richard Jack, Frederick Coburn and Percy Woodcock who were integral artists in the community from 1886 to 1898.

Open Call to Artists

Brockville Public Library accepts submissions for our exhibit programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Preference will be given to local artists from the 1000 Islands area. The Library provides promotion through online and social media and offers the opportunity for an opening reception. The Brockville Public Library does not charge exhibition fees or commission on sales; however donations, either financial or in kind, are appreciated.

Note: We are currently seeking art to be displayed for future exhibits. If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in our galleries please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form and submit to Brandy at